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the board of education and hernandez versus texas, when latinos became a protected class. it means of neatly with her life. it is mostly going to be a political book. i was working on it really intensely, getting a lot done. but my new job is a little harder to go home at night and work late on. it will probably come out in 2013. she is doing her own memoirs. >> there is competition. >> from the woman herself. but since mine is not a biography -- >> what is she now? >> she said hers will come out in early 2013. >> i hope it does, because i can modify what i need to modify. mine is more about the political history. a whole chapter, for example, about a man of people thought bill clinton might put on the court. there was a controversial nominee to the d.c. circuit under george w. bush. you can await that. reuters is a wire service, like a.p., but i am not quickly filing alerts the way jim of the knee -- jim matheny had done. i look at broader trends. i do not have to file every day, but it is the wire, so you have to fill a hole faster than you would for the newspaper. >> is anybody else worki
'malley and the people of maryland. 22 african-american neighborhoods in houston, texas. i think the need for a voter intimidation act is documented, real, and would prohibit any person from purposely misleading voters regarding the qualifications are restrictions. the bill offers new ways to enforce these provisions. it provides a tool for effective oversight by requiring the attorney general to report to congress allegations of dissemination of false information within 180 days of an election. the first witness will be send your pardon -- senator carden. these are the things we've read about in in our history books. but to see it in recent times, it is evil and ron. -- wrong. >> mr. chairman, to paraphrase justice scalia, frequently, the bill raises a first amendment issue. the potential harm is understood only after careful study. "but this wolf comes as a wolf." it represents a frontal attack on first amendment freedom of speech. the bill before us today was originally proposed by then senator obama at the 2007 hearing on this bill, but maryland county executives complained about campaign literat
- conservative compromise in the sense that liberals have favored the steps of implicit texas as a way of increasing productivity. conservatives have said their ways on saving budget revenues. have resulted in very high tax rates. lower income households are especially affected. i remind you that you have these implicit taxes in pell grants and dozens of programs including most of the subsidies in the tax systems. we have done a lot of work on trying to calculate these taxes. the first grant on the screen is the same as a figure oneb, and shows the maximum benefits for which a single head of household in two children will be eligible. rates are low. they are even negative, and $10,000 to $50,000 of income. thereafter they rise quickly. figure three of my testimony, i show the effective tax rate for households as income rises from $10,000 to $40,000. income and social security taxes take away 30% of earnings and then universally available programs, items like eic -- that raises the rate. if people are in welfare programs, it can rise above 80%. what used to be called a poverty trap is n
to that line. they deliver that line in texas. they deliver that line in california. they deliver that line in vermont. there is the electoral college. it is still there. the reason why they deliver the line of fear is because they know that the greens represent challenge and that we are competition and they do not want us to take it anywhere in the country. they don't want competition. they are not afraid of the republicans or losing. they lose all the time. they made it an industry, losing. they won all the time they would not have a job. so, i am going to conclude in a few moments. we have a little bit of dirty work to do here. it is the type of dirty work i like to do. i would like to make it a formality a reality. please welcome holly hart of iowa. the state that al gore walled wisconsin in 2000. wrong side of the river, al. >> so the grass roots rules. we have a vice presidential candidate, and when this person is announced, we need from you at least 50% majority approval. we want you to register it by a show of hands and whatever noise that you wish to make. >> i move -- i will play
. >> the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> thank you, mr. chairman and madam secretary for being here. when you were here back in october we discussed the week before he had been online using the security clearance you have given him when you placed him on the advisory -- the homeland's security advisory council. he used that to access the state and local intelligent data base and download the material. we have information that he shot at trying to claim texas was islamophobes. since that time, you told me personally at that time that you were going to look into it. you were not going to appoint somebody. you yourself would look into it. what did you find out? >> i found out the statements that have been made in that regard are false, misleading and objectionable. >> you need to know that you have people who are applying in your department. the texas department of public safety has been told the investigation was done. he did access the classified information with his own private computer. he did download the documents that we knew he did. the one thing they could not confirm because they did n
in the line of duty on july 6 after an accident near fort hancock in west texas. i also would like to wish a quick recovery to a special agent harris and was shot in the line of duty in texas. i believe your head of the to visit the family and him also appeared i think he was shot there last week. thank you. one of the counties that are represent. this is a stark reminder that the men and women that dhs land enforcement law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to make our country more safe every day. we appreciate their service and sacrifice. the purpose of today's hearing is to examine the status of ice secure communities program. removing criminal aliens from the u.s. has been a congressional party since 1986 with the passage of the immigration reform control act. the department of homeland security and its predecessor agency have operated program starting criminal aliens for removal since 1988 been taken under the secure communities program, for dissipating law enforcement agencies submit the fingerprints of arrestees for criminal background check. the fingerprints are not
the gentleman from texas. >> thank you, mr. chairman. the crisis of 2008 was caused by a number of factors. at this point, we can say with confidence that lack of authority by regulators was not one of them. instead of advancing age reform of our regulatory structure, dodd frank double down on the failures of the past by elevating the influence of the same agency that missed the last crisis. this notion that a new super council regulators will predict the next financial calamity is a fallacy. it further distract regulators from their core duties, to police the financial markets. we have already seen an example of this with mf global. this is harmful for our financial system and i am eager to look into this matter further. i yield back. >> thank you. before i recognize secretary geithner, let me say that the secretary has indicated that he must leave at noon today. to accommodate as many members as possible, the chair announces that he will strictly enforce the five minute rule. members who wait until the final few seconds to ask a question of the secretary should be advised that it will be
by texas republican senator kay bailey hutchison. later, a panel discussing women and politics. now, former secretaries of state madeleine albright and colin powell. they talk about the importance of soft power, and how the rest of the world views america as a leader. secretary paulo also gave his views on foreign aid, the role of the private sector, and immigration policy. this is half an hour. >> what a pleasure trip is to share this small, intimate gathering with two such amazing national servants who have done so much. i've had the opportunity to talk to both in many settings, on cnn and since, so i am very looking forward to how you and -- how you will connect the dots in terms of america's role in the world, making the case for diplomacy and development, and where you see this all going. it is hot in washington now. a strange season. you are famous for so many things. especially those pins that you wear. tell us about the pain you are wearing. >> i am wearing a frog tonight, either because we have to leap over the problems that plague this budget, or to make sure that public assistanc
. they are very close to my heart having served at enter the national guard of pennsylvania and texas for a period of 14 years. we in pennsylvania cried people since the french and indian war read that to the present. we take the care of our veterans and return of our veteran seriously. my wife -- world war two. i have had the opportunity to meet many people who had participated along with people who have participated as recently as problems and iraq ag and afghanistan. the stores are the salmon they need help. pennsylvania over the years has developed over 27 initiatives from education to state veteran sums to deployment to civil service to benefit and state retirement if you have the ephedrine's service officers. each county has a veterans affairs director. sometimes it is particularized to the persian gulf conflict of 91 and 1990. the emergency for food and clothing and for the disabled. it goes on and on and on. we had a school not too far from gettysburg on the other side of the mountains that was a school for our foreign children. over the last few years prior to me taking office until it wa
no. virginia. 4 yes, 1 abstension. texas, y'all. [laughter] 8 votes yes, 4 abstensions. washington state. 4 no. west virginia 4 yes. wisconsin 7 no. quite this is going to take as a moment to calculate. >> the texas vote? >> 8 yes. >> what did he say? >> he said 8 yes. 8 to the present language. >> that is not true. you have misunderstood. would you like to change your vote? 8 yes, 4 abstensions. colorado. [unintelligible] >> with great apologies to colorado. >> 7 no votes. >> 7 no votes from colorado. >> while this is calculated come out what to repeat the words. this is a very difficult vote. i know t hat. hat. i want to say this. it will be close. whatever the results, i stand with the green party of the united states. i stand for our principles. i stand on our values. i stand on the knowledge that we will move forward on this regardless of this vote. i urge everyone whether your side wins or loses to join me in standing with the green party as we move forward. . [applause] >> i am going to ask for a little music while this calculation is taken place. then our sisters and brothe
and this is a promise that i made at the invitation of president bush, the father, we were at the university of texas a&m, i was stationed at the site of the bush library and the president's school of government and public policy he invited me there to talk on president's day. you can imagine what the republicans thought about. and what i told that lovely audience that day and supposed to be the most conservative school in texas, i don't know. they were lovely. what i told them that day is we must reduce the role of money in politics. we must. we must increase the level of civility in campaigns. and here comes the promise. when we do, i promise you we will have many more women elected to public office. [applause] and young people and minorities represent the diversity of our country. so i think we were something like 250,000 votes from having the majority. they won this big number of votes but in terms of the majority it was only 250 votes here, 300 votes here. and that came from millions of dollars just being poured in the last days that would go unanswered in terms of the misrepresentation. but not t
one more call in from texas. kim is on our line for students. go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. then you can answer. i appreciate you doing that for the student loans. i do follow it. i have to follow this, now. the moral of the story is, in texas, we are proud of you democrats. stay strong. that your bills. we need somebody to represent us. the south is getting an understanding. we have a lot of student loan theft from the schools. i have two children. they graduated with $80,000 debt of peace -- apiece. i followed the trading scandal because i learned to trade. i understand the situation going on. a lot of americans do not understand how everything is. i do understand commerce. many democrats to come down here and be our representatives. we do not have anybody for our voice. democrats do not do their job of getting out to vote. they get overwhelmed. anyway, we have a lot of that going on. host: we're going to leave it there. i am running out of times. -- i am running out of time. guest: i think the question really gets to the main point. there are two views about how
for the next president of the united states , dr. jill stein. >> the state of texas, please. >> the state of texas has 12 delegates in the house, all voting. all living proof that not all of our progressives live in austin. we would like to announce to the world after a wildly successful petition drive in 2010 we got ballot access and one of our candidates won more than 5% of the vote state wide. that assured us ballot access again in 2012 and we have had nearly as many candidates for all levels of office, county, state and federal as the rest of the united states combined. and because the democratic party hasn't fielded candidates for state wide office a good chance of resuming that for 2014 and beyond. we would like to remind the rest of the nation that friends do not let friends vote straight democrat. the green party of the lone star state of texas would like to cast nine vote it is for jill stein of massachusetts. two for roseanne bar of hawaii and one for rhett smith from texas. >> next the commonwealth of virginia. >> the commonwealth of virginia, not just the home of the so called
of more recent shootings at virginia tech, fort hood texas, and tucson, arizona. these incidents may occur in one city or in one state, but they're national tragedies that tear at us all, and then cause us all to tear up and cry together. like all americans, my heart goes out to the victims and their families, and i also remain hopeful that the presiding officer and i were at the hospital -- one of the hospitals on sunday -- that survivors are going to defy the odds on their road to recovery and we've bee truly inspired by their stories. iant to take a moment and applaud the leadership shown by colorado's public servants from governor john hickenlooper, aurora mayor steve hogan and especially the police chief, dan oates. there are also other law enforcement professionals that came to the scene immediately, first responders, medical professionals on site and in a number of hospitals where the victims were taken. i think what's most notable is that they worked seamsly to carry out the city's disaster plan and protect the victims from further harm. the aurora police and firefighters arrived a
. are you referring to 1960? >> absolutely. he delivered taxes. -- texas and three southern states. it is tough to find another election. he might be allowed to go back and find. marginally so. certainly not in modern times. host: democratic line. good morning. caller: my question is about the swing states. when you go to pennsylvania i do not have nothing against ids. my problem is why not two or three years before an election, not just a few months? who are these people who cannot have it? i came here. normally i had this in the other. -- this or the other. some say it is voter suppression. it happens in every state whose governor is a senate republican. host: thank you. guest: the column references the voter edification laws passed a few months ago that has been controversial. it is modeled after indiana. it is restrictive in terms of the agenda vacation have to supply when you go to vote. there is a big controversy over that law, whether it does involve voter suppression. how many people would it affect? the republicans control the legislature. he signed the bill into law. he s
. >> the gentleman from texas is recognized for five minutes. >> i think the chairman and the ranking member for this hearing and acknowledge the witnesses and thank them for their presence this morning. first, let me acknowledge the passing and funeral of inspector philip prather who was assigned to the houston division of the federal protective service. his home going service indicated a stellar record of service and i am grateful the director patterson was able to attend and secretary. and i hope we will have a dialogue over the next couple of days. let me thank you for your letter of sympathy to the family and i would just like to put on the record that there is a need for a more responsive hr, human resources. if you could look into that, i would appreciate it come in terms of working with the family. let me ask a question. if the homeland security department was operable in 1993 -- i think it was 1993-1994, and the action of the oklahoma bombing -- >> 1995. >> thank you. with that have been considered domestic terrorism? under the homeland security department? >> yes. i actually worked
in houston, texas, as the assistant deputy director for the mental health and mental retardation office. she improved efficiencies between multiple agencies as a means to improve patient care and reduce costs. in hennepin county, she has taken on a similar role. the county operated health plan, the county federally qualified health care center, and the social service arm of hennepin county. the idea is to make a streamlined model for health care reform. jennifer, the floor is yours. we look forward to your comments. >> i appreciate the opportunity to be here. hennepin has newly embarked on health care initiatives trying to look at things differently. imagine not knowing where you will sleep or where your next meal is coming from. often we find patients not taking medications or managing blood pressure. the biggest failure of health care is we are not paying attention to bringing together health care services with social services and basic needs. that is the opportunity hennepin county is working to resolve. we identified we were in crisis. about two years back as the economy to turn for the
-time student ivy texas dropped in real dollars since 2008. the cost and this segment of society as far outstripped inflation but the income growth of most americans. the concern for my homestead i have is the sad fact that the four-year residential experiences out of reach for at the hoosier families. community colleges, we have focused in the past on low-cost and open access. we need to shift to a completion agenda while maintaining power low-cost. the community college has become a critical part of the affordability solution. thank you very much. >> dr.twig, welcome back thank you for inviting me to testify. >> i am president and ceo for the center for academic transformation, nonprofit organization founded in 1993. to center's mission is demonstrate how effective information technology can improve student learning outcomes and reduce instructional costs. we focus on undergraduate higher education. everyone seems to agree that both costs on the price of higher education are too high. the primary driver of tuition prices has been changes in state appropriations. regardless of who pa
for 70 years until the repeal of senator phil gramm of texas. with this we have 2000 pages of dodd-frank which does not seem to want to be applied to wall street or the bankers or the money changers that were the architects of the downturn. i wanted to know, what is the difference between dodd-frank and glass-steagall and why we cannot bring them back. guest: that is a good question. the easiest way i can describe it is, glass-steagall at the time you could define it and look at it as a meat cleaver in which you saw out banks' access to eight tax payers safety net or guarantee. separate risky activities away from that. if you want to engage in trading or various types of other activities on wall street would have access to the taxpayer safety net. because of that the thinking goes, you would think twice about taking extreme risks because nobody would bail you out. dodd-frank did not take that approach. they tried to limit certain activities and try to curb others and put more rules and requirements on banks to incentivize them not to take human this risks. whether it works or not,
. another vignette from texas and the same year in 2000, governor rick perry running for reelection. he ran a series of debt-to-know- you ads. he allowed a team of academics to help him i signed the ads. there randomly decide which adds to where end of -- to where -- to air when. in rick perry's case, the ads did matter when he was on the air. his favorability one of five percentage points will be as wrong television. but the minute the ad came off the air, his favorability ratings fell back to their original levels. that research is published in the american political science review. those two projects tell very different stories above the effectiveness of advertising. in the latter case, they did not adair predicted did not matter very much at all. the effect was there but then rapidly went away. we have these two possibilities. they matter a lot, on the matter very little. in 2006, i said i was in college to try to figure out how rapidly the affects of that's the kim. our takeaway, after the 2000 and 2004 elections was that an effective advertising became rapid. in a presidential electio
that is true? -- do you think that is true? lots of male politicians in texas think they should be president. this year, texans were running for the republican nomination. have you ever thought about running for president herself? if so, why did you decide not to? >> i have, and i would love to have had the right timing. but timing is everything in life. i talked to mike two children 11 years ago -- my two children 11 years ago. that took me out of the capability. i go home every weekend. i was not here to build my name identification in the way that you would if you were running for president. i have not been able to do some of the things that would prepare. also, up until really this year, it was kind of a given that the person with the most seniority and the most logical next step choice would run for president? . this year, amazingly, people just popped up and ran for president. [laughter] if i were 15 years younger and my children were already gone, i could have run for president. but not under these rules back then. i would have loved to have run, but the timing was not right. i never
.s. stratcom. and like the secretary, we also traveled to grapevine, texas, to chat with military kids and educators, and then we wrapped up our trip yesterday discussing leadership with soldiers and family members at fort hood. and at every stop, it won't surprise you to know, i was struck by their tremendous sense of pride and commitment. they're courageous, they're selfless, they're smart, they're dedicated, they're irrepressible. they'll do anything to take care of this country. and i was also struck by the degree to which the budget concerns them. i find it encouraging on the one hand that our military family is informed and interested. it it's unfortunate that weighs so heavily on their minds. frankly, they have enough to worry about. they have faith in us. they expect us to figure that out. so as the secretary has made clear, we simply have to come together to prevent this across-the-board, unbalanced cut that could jeopardize our ability to deal with the very real and serious threats that we face. the chiefs and i have no issue with military budgets being held accountable in th
jackson lee of the state of texas, a great progressive leader. [applause] >> oh, my god. i am brought to tears today. i want to thank everyone standing here. many of us come from the poorest districts in the land. i happen to come from one of the poorest districts in america. i stand here today in the name of the sick laying in hospital beds or young mothers trying to get children immunized or those of the elite who cannot substitute money for prescription drugs because they have to eat. i stand here desperately gratified for all those hours of town hall meetings, saying there was no caring in this country, to be able to say that the sick need to be taken care of. i stand in a place where i could not be on the day of the emancipation proclamation when the slaves were free. i could not be there. but my ancestors could tell me what it meant to be free. today i stand on the steps of the supreme court feeling freedom for those who lay sick in their beds. god is ever-present for those of us who understand the militant go -- who understand the omnipotent god in ourselves. they were willing
lady from texas or so forth giving the guard at the smithsonian to hold on to while she checks out the theater and being charged with a felony. people like this who are obviously innocent, you know, whether it's a prosecutorial discretion or rewriting the law in a certain way, to not capture these people, that clearly are listened in -- licensed in their home state, or simply aren't aware of the weird things in places like d.c. and new york about guns. host: charlestown, west virginia, gary, independent line. caller: thank you for having me on, first-time caller. this particular issue is pretty important to me. i'll try to keep it brief. first thing, as far as the magazines go, something was said earlier about how many rounds should be in a magazine. here's the thing. i'm a firearms instructor, an avid sportsman, i'm a hunter, i shoot a lot. there's no particular reason for anybody to have a 100 round magazine. something of that nature is not for self-defense, it is nothing -- there's no other purpose except for shooting -- for warfare. the type of weapon systems such as ar15s, ak4
over the stock department. he had university of texas students working in said son, i have never seen anything like you. i would like to run the meat department but you have to be 18. he said i'd that when you grow up you could manage the store just like this. my 12-year old line that had not been whipped into a world view, of my mind says when i grow up i could own this store. [applause] that is what must happen. the you know how we get the truth out? we become what jesus commission us to be. we become salt and light. light to illuminate the way. how to put it in place and the proper way to go. jesus said, don't you hide that light under any covering our compromise. do not cover it with religion. let me tell you how many of my friends have allowed that light to be hidden. you have taken care of business in the light of your own situation and you have never gotten that on a stand to stand by their lights and become the city set on a hill that cannot, will not, and must not be hidden. unless we do that, what to jesus said about salt, you will witness. jesus said it -- what does salt do
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